Thursday, February 12, 2009

Day 3 Here We Go






So last night was wonderful time with Sam, the Sigma Girls and Rodney....but all good things muct come to an end and this night was not any different...so we all went our respective ways to finish papers or get some sleep.






But this morning Celia, Samantha and I got together for breakfast at Ciocolat. It was so nice to have quiet time together to visit over a nice cup of tea.
It was really nice because we could also have Sammie all to oursleves ....




but alas we must continue on our quest for the warmer weather of home and Sammie to finish her paper....
but before we parted we gave Sammie a VooDoo doughnut...imagine our suprise when we got back to the car to find Celia's orchid trying to climb into the pink box




Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We Made it to Davis

We finally made it to Davis and then to the Sigma House to wait for Sammie.....



We sat around and waited and waited and waited and finally Sammie came home and we were able to give her all the stuff we had for her.
















After we handed out the gifts it was finally time for dinner...at Burgers and Brew..... we had a Brie plate that was soooo good.





I've escaped

they opened the five at 12:38 and I saw my chance....


25 miles and I would be out of Oregon....

a chance at warm weather


but first I had to get through Siskyou Pass and past the California Border Guard....


yes Virgina (or anyone else) there are guards on the Northern California Border .... and they weren't sure if they were going to let me in ....




to think that I traveled this far and was dragged in and out of the car to stay warm and they might not let me in but Renee promised that I would only go in a house and not outside so they thought about it and discussed it amongst the bunch of them and they let me in...
Warm Weather Here I Come

Beautiful Ashland Oregon



yes I know .... your asking yourself what am I doing writing about Ashland when I have just (2 hours ago) left Medford and have reservations for Davis tonight.
Well I guess we forgot to discuss our plans with the Shekinah and she decided we (and a lot of other people) needed to stop and see Ashland.
So here we sit in the wonderful lobby of the Ashland Holiday Inn Express. Waiting to see if the road will open. Our decision time is 2:00 this afternoon, to if we stay or if we go now.....


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Our quest for nicer weather


We have landed... for the night in Medford...and the idea of not being behind the wheel is very nice.













but I am getting ahead of myself....


So how did our day start....


well after the voodoo experience we packed the car and waited for "beautiful" to arrive for one last goodbye....







are you asking who is "beautiful"?










lets just say she helped Celia stay sane until she could get back to LA





videoWith the baby well hugged we made our way out the door and down the road.... to start our drive now and what a drive it is

While the mom drives...the kid blogs

As you all probably guessed by the title, Renee (mom) is driving and I have taken over the bloggging responsibilities for now.

I will say that it is very nice to have a break from the road and the rain. Yes, for a brief moment in time today we have seen the sun. I am sitting in the passanger seat of my own very full car and realizing that I dotn have the same knack for blogging as my mother does.

I am having a hard time figuring out what to blog about and I wonder if that has anything to do with how tired I am or if I am just not that creative. I think the first.

So, I think I am going to take a break and maybe a nap.

:)

When in Portland you have to VooDoo



It's 4:00 in the morning and I am starting my day...by having The Bear take me to Burbank Airport to go up to Portland.
By 10:00 I have arrived at the Portland airport and was met by Celia.... and as per the suggestions of many people on Facebook....I asked her to take me to VooDoo Donughts the Magic is in the Whole.
Now with a place as well known as Voodoo you would think that she had been there before (after all she had been in Portland for 2 1/2 years), but noooo Celia is a Voodoo virgin...so we shared the experience together.
Sam the box is done with you in mind


It is this little hole in the wall place tiny but packed with people and all kinds of doughnuts... some standards with fancy Portland names ....like Portland Cream (that would be a Maple Glazed Eclair)
but then there are other... like a Bacon Maple Bar, Old Dirty Bastard, Dirty Snowballs and there are sooooo many more that you will just have to check it out.... but there was one that caught our attention... the Cock&Balls..... the name describes it all and yes it is cream filled.....you would think that I took a picture right..... wrong... I was to busy laughing and completely forgot. So I guess that you will have to come up and get your own.






So put this on your list for the next time your in Portland.... you must try VooDoo Doughnuts.

it is a cold wet rainy or snowy day



but we have started our way out of Portland..... who is the we you ask?


that would be Celia and me...
oh yeah and a car full of stuff..... as Celia put it her whole life was reduced down to 12 boxes and 3 suitcases.




I don't know if you remember but about 2 1/2 years ago Celia left Warm Sunny Southern California for Portland Oregon for a new life....but as you might remember back in May the wedding didn't happen. So when that didn't happen it was time for plan B....which would be moving back to California.
it took a little time but she is coming back on her terms....employed and with a plan.
so at 6:00 the morning I left for Portland I arrived at 10:00 and we were on the road by 2:00 ... so here we go again my favorite thing to do when going on a road trip .... I blog.